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PANEL PRESENTATION: A New Bottom-line for a More Compassionate, Peaceful World.
Friday, July 6th - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Price: $20
Venue: Brilliant Cultural Center

The panel will examine the following: Might the US policy of a "War on Terrorism" be leading countries toward more global conflict or potentially a new world war? And if so, can Canadian parties form a consensus towards a mandate to create a "A Light Among Nations" foreign policy that promotes dialogue and compassion, which will reduce reactivity between nations and reduce terrorist acts?"

Canadian Panel Members: to include Bill Blaikie (MP) and Dr. Peggy Mason

US Panel Members: Daniel Ellsberg, Dr. Stephen Zunes, Senator Tom Hayden, Cherie Brown

EVENING PROGRAM Celebrating the Path Taken
Friday, July 6th - 7:30pm
Price: $35
Venue: Brilliant Cultural Center

...with host Mark Nykanen - 4 time Emmy Award winning investigative journalist and novelist, and guest presenters, co-founder of Gandhi Institute for non-violence, Arun Gandhi, Senator Tom Hayden and former Canadian UN Ambassador for disarmament, Dr. Peggy Mason.

"Welcome Address" by Corky Evans, local MLA and US war resister from the Vietnam War."

Former Israeli Air Force Captain and Israeli Refuser, Yonatan Shapira, US Military Deserter, Kyle Snyder and Canadian Military Refuser Francisco Juarez, together provide the inaugural address announcing the formation of the War Resisters of Foreign Wars, International, with Canadian, US and Israeli branches of WRFW represented during the weekend.

Performers: Tom Rawson, Bessie Wapp, and Ember Swift. John J. Verigen Jr. introduces the Tri-Choir/The Men's Doukhobor Choir

WORKSHOPS
Saturday, July 7th - 9:00am to 12noon
Price: $15
Venue: Selkirk College Castlegar Campus
3 hour break out groups led by major peace activists (Details)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS Daniel Ellsberg
Saturday, July 7th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Price: $20
Venue: Brilliant Cultural Center

Daniel Ellsberg, leading US foreign policy analyst who made history by leaking "The Pentagon Papers" to the New York Times, 2006 recipient of the Swedish Parliament's alternative to the Nobel Prize, The Right Livelihood Award. Hosted by Peter Prontzos, Political Science instructor, Langara College, Vietnam War era US Military Deserter, and film actor.

Daniel Ellsberg will speak on the need for "Truth Telling", leaking confidential documents to save lives and end military conflicts. Such as the war in Afghanistan and the US war in Iraq.

Performers: Alan Rinehart, and Barbara Williams

PLENARY SESSION The Middle East: Promoting a New Bottom Line
Saturday, July 7th - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Price: FREE
Venue: Brilliant Cultural Center

Speaker: Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and the Middle East editor for Foreign Policy in Focus. He won recognition in 2002 from the Peace and Justice Studies Association as Peace Scholar of the Year. He is the principal editor of Non-violent Social Movements and the author of the highly-acclaimed Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism.

EVENING CONCERT Rolling Out the Resistance to War "Peace Concert"
Saturday, July 7th - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Price: $40
Venue: Brilliant Cultural Center
Performers: Holly Near, Country Joe McDonald, Juno nominated Maryem Tollar with peace activist poet Ehab Lotayef, Rosalie Sorrels, and Utah Phillips
WORKSHOPS
Sunday, July 8th - 9:00am to 12noon
Price: $15
Venue: Selkirk College Castlegar Campus
3 hour break out groups led by major peace activists (Details)
FINAL PROGRAM & CLOSING CEREMONY
Sunday, July 8th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Price: $20
Venue: Brilliant Cultural Center

Welcoming words by with John J. Verigen Jr., Doukhobor leader of the USCC.

Non-violence and War Resistance: When and how is non-violent civil disobedience called for - With leading peace activists, Daniel Ellsberg, California Senator Tom Hayden, and Human rights attorney Leonard Weinglass.

Also speaking will be New York Times Best-selling author and journalist Mark Kurlansky.

Music performers include Holly Near and the Doukhobor A cappella Choir.

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